The actor looks back at what it was like to play Clark Kent for the first time in the pilot episode of Smallville and how both he and the show have changed since then.
In a recent interview with Zap2it, the actor was asked to share his thoughts on the pilot of Smallville, his experience filming that episode and how he and the show have progressed over the past decade.
"I've revisited the pilot a few times, sometimes by accident, other times for research, and I'm always amazed how far we've come. I'm 10 years older and 30 lbs. heavier — I don't know how that happened! — but I think the pilot still holds up. It doesn't necessarily look dated or out-of-touch."
"David Nutter, who directed it, really had a good sense of what it needed to be. He executed it fantastically, but I remember thinking, 'Somebody tell me what to do.' I had no idea. Looking back now, I know that David created a warm, safe environment just to explore the character and allow the emotionality of the scenes to blossom, He set the standard for me as I went on to direct.
Though Smallville has been Clark's story before he becomes the Man of Steel, a superending was part of the original plan. "The last scene of the last episode was always going to be Clark putting on the suit and flying off into his destiny," says Al Gough, who created the show with Miles Millar way back in 2001. "And my guess is that, when we all see the finale, it will be some version of that." Since Gough and Millar departed the show at the end of Season 7 they have remained friendly with Souders and her fellow exec producer Brian Peterson. "The wonderful thing about the show is that the people who work on it are just as passionate about it today as they were 10 years ago," says Gough
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DC COMICS CHARACTER BOOSTER GOLD ARRIVES FROM THE FUTURE; THE BLUE BEETLE IS BORN! After everything that happened with the VRA, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) it's best to make "Clark Kent" forgettable and awkward so people don't suspect he's The Blur. However, the two are stunned when a fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf, "Days of Our Lives"), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis. Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur's place as the "World's Greatest Superhero" and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she's not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster's saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (guest star Jaden Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately… Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis. Tom Welling directed the episode written by Geoff Johns.
The CW just released the following official description for the April 22nd episode of Smallville called "Booster":
DC COMICS CHARACTER BOOSTER GOLD ARRIVES FROM the FUTURE; The BLUE BEETLE IS BORN! — After everything that happened with the VRA, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) it’s best to make “Clark Kent” forgettable and awkward so people don’t suspect he’s The Blur. However, the two are stunned when a fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives”), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis. Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur’s place as the “World’s Greatest Superhero” and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she’s not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster’s saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (guest star Jaren Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis. Tom Welling directed the episode written by Geoff Johns
The new set images from NBC's Wonder Woman TV series unveil a few changes to the crime-fighter's costume, from previously being seen in the first promo image.
The first promotional image from NBC's live-action Wonder Woman TV series offered the first look at actress Adrianne Palicki, suited up as the Amazon Princess. And with that first look being despised, the latest batch of set images unveil a few alterations to the costume. Via AceShowBiz, the images depict of an action sequence involving the crime-fighter running through busy streets, [stunt-double] jumping on car hoods in pursuit of two "bad guys" in white, one of which is actor/stuntman Joseph Gatt, also spotted. Take a look at the images below:
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"Wonder Woman" began its three day shoot in Hollywood that day, Navigate Hollywood reported. Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue were closed overnight and Eastbound lanes were closed at 4 P.M. Three hours later, Westbound lanes were closed and all lanes were re-opened at 7 A.M. Wednesday.
When Smallville returns with new episodes on April 15, a special guest star will be there! No, he's not a ghost, it isn't a flashback, and no one is dreaming! Jonathan Kent is alive! But not the one from this reality!
Here's the official CW description for "Kent":
CLARK RETURNS TO THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE AND RUNS INTO JONATHAN — Clark (Tom Welling) is shocked to find a mirror box in the barn. Clark Luthor surprises him and sends Clark Kent back to the alternate reality where Clark runs into a very angry Jonathan Kent (John Schneider). Meanwhile, back in our reality, Clark Luthor visits Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and tells if she doesn’t side with him he’ll kill her. Lois (Erica Durance) asks Emil (guest star Allesandro Juliani) to help her bring Clark back.
"I thought this would be an issue for some people… To clarify, I love the people on Smallville: Kelly, Brian, Erica, Tom, the cast, the crew, etc. I think they are wonderful and that they make a great show. And, as you all know, it is so awe-some and rare to build a TV show that lasts 10 seasons. I am fairly certain I will watch this final episode at some point. The way the question was phrased in the interview I answered honestly. It does not mean anything about how much I love/respect the people involved with the show (or the fans of the show)."
"Okay, I will answer this… Please appreciate how delicate I want to be with this. There are many people who are just waiting for me to say something that they can hate me for. And there are many people who really want the best for Lana. And there are many people who want the best for Smallville itself. As do I. I want the best for the show and for the character I played."
"To be honest, I do not believe there was ever a real offer for me to come back. Though, I am pretty sure that if I showed interest in returning Kelly and Brian would find a way to fit me in."
"I think her story is done. I am not sure how her coming back changes Clark's story any longer. He has moved forward. As he was always supposed to do. As Lana would have wanted him to do."
"One thing: when I said there wasn't a real offer for me to come back, I meant for the series finale specifically."
"Erica, Allison and I have spoken about the intensity of this fandom on many occasion. It's wild because we love each other so very much. I know that the hate is not about me, as it is not about them… I know there is some intense feeling people have about the show and whatever it means to them."